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Newsletter: Changes Coming to Pedestrian Accessibility Standards

Michigan communities will soon have to adhere to new rules with significant changes for pedestrian intersection crosswalks, including roundabouts, to maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The…
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Newsletter: Leverage Your Dollars with Federal Aid Grants

It’s never too early to plan for Federal-Aid grant transportation projects. Last month, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced that $155.6 million in federal transportation funding was awarded to 51…
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Newsletter: New Brownfield Funding for Housing Developments

A recent change in Michigan’s Brownfield program gives communities an unprecedented opportunity to build affordable housing and transform underutilized or abandoned property and buildings into productive spaces. The change is…
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Newsletter: First Call for Community Crossing Matching Grant Projects (Indiana)

The first Call for Projects in the 2024 Community Crossing Matching Grants (CCMG) program is underway and a second Call for Projects is expected in July. Indiana cities, towns and…
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Newsletter: Update your GIS for Best Decision Making

Community leaders in Michigan who have invested in a Geographical Information System (GIS) are now faced with the challenge of keeping them up to date or watching them become obsolete.…
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Newsletter: Plan Now for Federal-Aid Grant Projects

It’s time for Indiana communities to begin discussions on new bridges, roads, sidewalks, or safety improvement projects. A call for Federal-Aid Grant projects opens October 30. Check out our newsletter…
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Newsletter: Parks & Recreation Master Plans: Start Planning Your Future Today

Creating parks and recreational facilities takes time, public involvement, and money. And it requires a five-year parks and recreation master plan. Timing is critical, and depending on the complexity, a…
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Indiana Newsletter: Lead & Copper Rules Require Action by October 2024

Indiana communities are making progress in removing harmful lead from the drinking water and complying with the requirements of the state’s revised Lead and Copper rules. Fort Wayne City Utilities…
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Newsletter: Plant 3D Modeling Better Quality and Efficiency in Construction Drawings

Michigan communities are now reaping the benefits of new construction project drawings in three-dimensions. The added dimension, using AutoCAD Plant 3D, adds three-dimensional (3D) models, including piping, equipment, and support…
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Newsletter: Construction Observation: It’s more than just a good idea

What’s the value in having someone observe construction on your Indiana Town or City project? It could be priceless! Having a construction technician, also referred to as a Resident Project…
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